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JKR wrote ‘Harry Potter’ in cafe owned by Filipina

FILIPINO Aida Valdez Taylor co-owns The Elephant House with her Scottish husband.

British author J. K. Rowling spent many long hours scribbling chapters of her beloved magical book series, “Harry Potter,” at a quirky Edinburgh cafe named The Elephant House.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Lifestyle Channel’s ‘Spice to Life’ tells stories of Filipino chefs


Cable channel Lifestyle Network has launched the all-new series “Spice to Life,” mini-documentary-style segments that chronicle the rarely told but extraordinary stories of Filipino American chefs and restaurateurs, whose techniques de cuisine and brilliance have put them on the map.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs help bring in investors

JILL VARGAS-FIJO, Jollibee Brunei’s first country manager

Over two decades ago, Filipinos introduced the first hamburger, the first fast food restaurant, the first bowling center and the café concept to Brunei.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PancitBacon, anyone? It’s at SF Bay Area’s ‘What the Fork’

The staff at fresh-cooked “fast food” joint, What the Fork.

What the “fork” is Chef Sunthie Calalo of Dampa Restaurant fame (Castro Valley in San Francisco’s East Bay) talking about these days?

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Beijing resto ban on Filipinos an isolated case

A restaurant in Beijing displays its sentiment toward the citizens of the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan with which China has territorial issues in the West Philippine Sea and the Sea of Japan. The sign says Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese and dogs are barred from the restaurant, presumably in that order. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday shrugged off as an “isolated case” the reported ban on Filipinos by a Beijing restaurant.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »